- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam has announced five grants totaling more than $1.4 million for transportation, recreation and energy efficiency projects in Shelby County.

Haslam said Wednesday that a $458,830 grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation will fund new curbs and gutters at crosswalks, new sidewalks, bike racks and pedestrian lighting near the University of Memphis.

A $250,000 Clean Tennessee Energy Grant will be used to make the Shelby County Corrections facility more energy efficient.

Shelby County is also getting $250,000 for construction of athletic fields at Forrest Street Park in Arlington; a $250,000 grant for a trail, two pedestrian bridges and a wildlife observation deck at the Wolf River Boulevard Greenbelt Trail in Collierville; and a $208,000 grant for a hay barn pavilion at Bobby Lanier Farm Park in Germantown.

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